Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

Living with dementia series

By Rejáne Le Grange, Dementia Services Manager   Think about the skills you use every day to look after yourself, your family and to be successful at your job or your community responsibilities. Now imagine a day where everything goes wrong. Things break, financial demands suddenly seem to increase, you don’t feel as well, extra…

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What is dementia?

What is dementia?

What is dementia? Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person’s functioning and affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.   Who gets dementia? Dementia can…

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Transcending dementia through love and support

Graham and Lynette

Happily married for 55 years, Graham 77 and his wife Lynette 76 have enjoyed a long and happy life together, raising their three children, enjoying shared interests and always supporting each other through life’s ups and downs.   Five years ago Graham started noticing Lynette was becoming forgetful and experiencing moments of confusion, which he…

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